The Film Society encourages the progressive evolution of film culture and individual lives by celebrating the transformative power of the moving image in all its forms. Through intelligent and innovative programming, it creates singularly vital experiences for audiences of all kinds.


  • Fall Season 2014

    The Fall Season – taking place over three exciting film-filled weekends in November – brings important new work home to adventurous and inquisitive Bay Area audiences through in-depth explorations of three renowned filmmaking capitals.

  • SFIFF58 Call For Entries

    The call for entries to SFIFF58 (April 23 - May 7, 2015) is now closed. We are accepting Youth Work submissions only through January 4, 2015.

  • Special Presentations

    The Film Society presents numerous special events throughout the year, from film premieres (often with special guests) to screenings with live music, and much more.

  • 2014 SF Intl Film Festival

    Held each spring for two weeks, the Film Festival is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in the country's most beautiful city, featuring some 150 films and live events with more than 100 filmmakers in attendance and nearly two dozen awards presented for cinematic excellence.

  • Calendar

    View all events, deadlines and screenings.

  • Archive

    A treasure trove of all past Film Society screenings and special events. Here you will find all films shown in the San Francisco International Film Festival, our Fall Season and in our other year-round programs.

From our blog

  • SFIFF58 Competition Films March 11, 2015

    Announcing the narrative and documentary feature films in competition for Golden Gate Awards at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival. This year, nine narrative films and ten...   Read More

  • 2015 Oscars & Spirit Awards with SFFS February 20, 2015

    We are thrilled to have supported and brought to Bay Area audiences a number of films in contention for both Academy & Independent Spirit Awards. 17 films that we have screened or supported are up...   Read More

  • Roundup: Animation & SFFS Education February 16, 2015

    SFFS Education has been busy bringing leaders in animation to Bay Area schools. In recent weeks, Disney animation legend Glen Keane & Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Tomm Moore visited with SFFS...   Read More